July 1, 2011 Subject:
A painful movie to watch.
June 17, 2011 Subject:
A simple, honest man finds $1000.
The trials and tribulations of sudden good fortune are the frame upon which this story is built. Henry is an insurance salesman who doesn’t have the confidence to make a sale. Given an ultimatum to either sell a tough client or be fired, he fails utterly. He finds a $1,000 bill and tries to find the person who lost it. If none can identify it by serial number in 3 days, Henry becomes the owner.
Henry becomes a celebrity and everyone in town works to personally benefit from his unanticipated windfall. The money changes him from a meek, indecisive fellow, into an assertive go-getter. Through this new man he learns that although all that glitters is not gold, there is something more valuable than riches.
Yes, the formula is not new, but the skill employed by the actors and director make it enjoyable.
Well played for a 74 year old movie. $1000 in 1937, had a purchasing power of about $15,000 in 2011 dollars.
A tip of the hat to the uploader. Nice find!
June 12, 2011 Subject:
Homely but lovable Stu Erwin again is in his accustomed role of a much-put-upon Casper Milktoast, and things go from bad to worse when he finds a $1,000 bill - that is until the worm finally turns. (You were expecting maybe a tragedy?) Joyce Compton is his loyal but frustrated girlfriend. His henpecked dad is played by Jed Prouty. Clara 'Auntie Em" Bandick is in the unusual role for her of a mother from hell.
Once you've seen one of these formula comedies you've seen them all, but this matters little. The performances are the thing, and the entire cast of this laugher is in top form. Director Glenn Tryon doesn't miss a beat.
Five minutes are missing from this print, which include the title card and all credits. There also are many missing-frame dropouts, which for the most part don't interfere with the fun. Otherwise the image and audio qualities are okay
CAST NOTE: The cute little brunette who plays Joyce Compton's pushy cousin is Dorothy Appleby, who spent most of her Hollywood career making dozens of comedy shorts.